Timothy R. Geithner, Obama's beleagured pick for Secretary of the Treasury, forgot to tip a waitress at a Hooters Restaurant on Thursday evening.
"I was unclear as to whether I was suppposed to tip or not," Geithner explained. "I didn't know you were supposed to tip waitresses."
Hooter's waitress, Bambi Boomala, exclaimed, "He knew, all right. He's just a big cheapskate. These big shot politicians come in here all the time and think they can stiff the waitress. Well, I'm calling him on it."
Geithner, responding to the waitress' remarks said, "I really didn't try to stiff her. It's just that there are all these... numbers. You have to be really good at math in order to tip and, well, that's just not my strong point."
Mr. Obama will continute to fight for Geithner's appointment as Treasury Secretary.